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The first batch of COVID-19 vaccines: when vaccination will begin in Ukraine

In the near future, the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered to Ukraine. Photo: Pixabay

In the near future, the first batch of COVID-19 vaccines will be delivered to Ukraine. Photo: Pixabay

In the near future, Ukraine will get the first batch of the coronavirus vaccine. The amount of 200,000 doses will be supplied by the global fund COVAX, the Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said on the air of the talk show Svoboda Slova, Ukrinform reports.

The Prime Minister added that all queues in accordance with the national vaccination plan will be met, and the vaccination itself will begin in February.

"There will be enough vaccines for everyone during this year. Today we have contracts to be signed and have already signed for more than 30 million doses, so all queues, according to a clear vaccination plan, will be met, the entire infrastructure has been prepared."

Denys Shmyhal

Denys Shmyhal

The Prime Minister of Ukraine

At the same time, according to the Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov on the air of the TV channel Ukraine 24, in addition to Pfizer and Sinovac, Ukraine will receive one more vaccine.

"I do not exclude that we will have a vaccine from another manufacturer. I hope that this week we will conclude an agreement, and then we can tell about it."

Maksym Stepanov

Maksym Stepanov

Minister of Healthcare

Context. Earlier Stepanov announced that Ukrainians will receive the vaccine at the end of the Q1—beginning of the Q2 of 2021.

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